Tag Archive for Gallup Poll

Gallup Poll: Trump’s Unpopularity Drives Public Favorability to Democrats

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — The shrinking popularity of President Donald Trump and the public pronouncements and policies of his administration are creating a boost for Democrats that could play out to their advantage going into the 2018 mid-term election cycle. A Gallup poll just released shows a significant increase in the American…

American Public Concern About Global Warming Hits Three-Decade High

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By Glynn Wilson – In spite of false rhetoric from Republican politicians in the United States and fake news claiming there is no such thing as global warming, a record number of Americans are concerned about climate change due to global warming, they believe it is occurring now and consider it a serious threat, and…

Like It or Not, We Live in Trump’s America Now

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Like it or not, we live in Trump’s America now. And it looks a whole lot like Alabama. Thank you Jeff Sessions, George W. Bush and George Wallace for setting the stage for this. Thank you Democratic Party for being so pathetically weak and inept. Sorry for…

Four Years of Donald Trump Could Cook the Planet

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By Juan Cole – Informed Comment – I argued that President Obama’s carbon-reduction plan wasn’t anything to write home about. He want to reduce our annual emissions from 5.4 billion metric tons of CO2 annually from the US to 4.7 billion metric tons by 2030. It isn’t an insignificant reduction, but it doesn’t at all…

Americans Are ‘Shocked’ and ‘Surprised’ By Trump’s Election

By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number one reaction from Americans when asked their feelings on Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election was “surprise.” A large majority of Americans, 75 percent, say they were shocked to see how the election came out, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. Perhaps…

American Voters Not Sure Clinton or Trump Would Make a Great President

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the eve of the first major general election presidential debate, American voters are not confident either party’s candidate would make a great president, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go into the debate Monday night as the…

Public Trust in American Press Falls to New Low

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By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Public trust and confidence in the American press and mass media has fallen to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, according to the latest survey on the subject. Only 32 percent of Americans now say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the…

Democrats Win American Public Opinion Over Republicans With Conventions

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By Glynn Wilson – Public opinion survey results in the wake of the national political party conventions over the past two weeks back up what knowledgeable commentators said at the time. The convention shows still matter in swaying public opinion at the margins, and the Democratic Party’s convention show and Hillary Clinton’s speech won over…

Negative Campaign Takes Toll on Public Images of Trump, Cruz and Clinton

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Bernie Sanders and John Kasich Show Improvements – By Frank Newport and Glynn Wilson – The rough and tumble nature of the 2016 primary and caucus season is taking its toll on the public images of leading presidential candidates, according to the latest Gallup poll. The public images of Republican celebrity and business man Donald…

Public Images of Cruz and Trump Fall as Republican Campaign Heats Up

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By Frank Newport and Glynn Wilson – The public images of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump among Republicans have dropped to all-time lows in recent days as exchanges between the Republican presidential candidates have turned highly negative and personal, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. Cruz’s net favorable rating among Republicans is…

Night Time Television Viewing Hits New Low in U.S.

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By Jim Norman and Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Television viewing was once so beloved by Americans that nearly half said it was their favorite thing to do at night. The latest public opinion survey shows night time TV is now less popular than ever, even with all the new choices between the major…

American Public Opinion 2015 Year in Review

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By Art Swift and Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — The year 2015 was an “intriguing, complex and turbulent year,” according to Gallup. A politically independent Vermont senator surged in the Democratic presidential race. Same-sex marriage became law in all 50 states. Russia’s leadership received the lowest approval ratings worldwide for the eighth consecutive year.…

Why American Workers Hate Their Jobs and What To Do About It

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. – A fog rolled through the historic Oakleigh Garden District this morning as I opened my eyes, got out of bed, started the coffee and cranked up the Internet on the Mac. We have a team together and will be meeting with lawyers and accountants today to begin finalizing…

Threat of ‘Terrorism’ Rises in U.S. Public Opinion

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By Frank Newport and Glynn Wilson – The terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people and wounded more than 400 put the issue of “terrorism” back at the top of the news agenda in the U.S. and moved the issue more into the consciousness of the American people, according to the latest…

Americans With Government Insurance Are Most Satisfied with Health Care System

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By Rebecca Riffkin and Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Contrary to the conventional wisdom among conservative Republicans on the national presidential stage, in Congress and in the mainstream and social media circus, Americans with government health care plans are far more satisfied than those with private, corporate plans, according to the latest Gallup poll…